Jason E. Vogler

Jason E. Vogler

Jason E. Vogler has been the Senior Director of DHHS’ Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DMH/DD/SAS) since June 2016.

Vogler started at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in 1999 as an Adult Basic Education and GED Instructor at John Umstead Hospital. He later worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina and a Psychologist at John Umstead Hospital/Central Regional Hospital; as the Clinical Director of Centralized Treatment Services and Director of Psychosocial Treatment at Central Regional Hospital; and as the Assistant Director for Services and Supports at DMH/DD/SAS.

As delegated by the Secretary of DHHS, Vogler serves as the federally recognized State Mental Health Commissioner, State Developmental Disabilities Director, and Substance Use Single State Agency Director. He also serves as a co-chair of the Governor’s Workgroup on Veterans and Family Members, a member of the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities, and a member of the Council for Educational Services for Exceptional Children.

Vogler is part of many other community coalitions and committees related to behavioral health and intellectual or developmental disabilities. His professional involvement has included membership in the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), the North Carolina Psychological Association, and consulting as an expert in the assessment and treatment of serious mental illness, mental health policy, program development, and supported employment.

Vogler obtained his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his doctorate in psychology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is a licensed psychologist and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.